Malt extract agar plates are made with the perfect blend of agar, organic malt extract, organic locust bean gum & organic yeast extract. We add 0.01% chloramphenicol to prevent bacterial growth while stimulating the growth of mushroom mycelium. Midwest's agar plates are made fresh daily! Most pre-poured agar plates sit for weeks before shipping. See the difference fresh makes! Each set of 5 plates are sealed in polyolefin packaging.

Features & Includes:

  • 5 Sterilized Malt Extract Agar plates
  • 100mm Polystyrene Petri Dishes
  • Made with perfect blend of ingredients to promote healthy mycelium colonies
  • Pressure sterilized & Poured in our lab using laminar flow hood
  • Chloramphenicol added to resist contamination
  • Please store agar plates in the fridge and use within 3-4 weeks for optimal results
  • Plates come in assorted colors. Colors help us keep dates accurate and also look neat!

Learn more about using Agar by clicking Here

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    (ON SALE NOW!)   See the difference fresh makes! Midwest's malt extract agar plates are made with the perfect blend of agar, organic malt extract, organic locust bean gum & organic yeast extract. We add 0.01% chloramphenicol to prevent bacterial growth while stimulating the growth of mushroom mycelium. Most pre-poured agar plates sit for weeks before shipping.  Each set of 5 plates are guaranteed to arrive fresh and contaminate free. They are sealed with parafilm and polyolefin packaging.

    Features & Includes:

     

    • 100mm Polystyrene Petri Dishes
    • 5 Sterilized Malt Extract Agar plates
    • Made with perfect blend of ingredients to promote healthy mycelium colonies
    • Pressure sterilized & Poured in our lab using laminar flow hood
    • 0.01% Chloramphenicol added to resist contamination
    • Sealed with parafilm and polyolefin packaging to prevent moisture buildup and extend shelf life.

    What is Agar? How do I use it?

    Agar plates have been used for decades by mushroom growing enthusiasts and are becoming more popular again. You start by squirting a tiny amount of spore solution on the plate. Incubate for a few days and white mycelium patches begin to form. Agar lets you choose the fastest growing and most robust mycelium for use in your growing project while being able to isolate any mold without ruining your culture plate.

    Isolating a culture is how the experts grow the biggest and best mushrooms, the ones you see in pictures on the many forums. After you choose your mycelium colony to use, create a still air box or use a flow hood and cut a piece of the agar out and place into a spawn bag, spawn jar or liquid culture to grow. Working with agar seems intimidating and prone to contamination but with the chloramphenicol added, the risks are much lower and easier than you can imagine!

    Learn more about using Agar by clicking Here
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      cracked agar dish

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      During shipping there was a cracked agar dish but was able to still use it for now

      Fast and good quality

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      My items arrived fast and in neat packaging

      Amazing product great growth so far

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      • Good growth
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      Received in a timely fashion all was good and I got the red plates they look cool

      Good service

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      Came fast met qualifications and would order again

      My first time

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      I’ve been using online-store-bought spawn, spore syringe while applying the technique spore syringe to grains or spore syringe to lc then to grains on my cultivation projects for years now and haven’t tried this until I saw that midwest carry the product and decided to try it due to my curiousity. I’ve always used the oven method provided by midwest with uv c light & flame source (if needed) hopefully it all works out!